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The Department of Physics offers the first Master of Science degree in Applied Space Weather Research for educating the next generation of scientists and engineers who will attack the challenging problems of mitigating hazards to technological systems susceptible to space weather. This is an interdisciplinary program combining several branches of physics with modern methods of space observations and cutting-edge achievements in data mining and computer forecasting. Master’s students will be offered hands-on experience with advanced space weather forecasting tools available at Catholic University’s Space Weather Center through its collaboration with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

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Why Study Physics in D.C.?

Our students have access to research centers such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and the National Institutes of Health.

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